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a blast car radiation levels rose for a time. at the u.s. is sending more specialists to help deal with the threat. in the country's -- in the country, the northeast humanitarian crisis -- the government has appealed for calm as people in tokyo began to flee the city or stock up on the essential supplies. >> in japan, the un's the nuclear energy agency says the containment wall at one of the reactors at the fukushima power plant may have been breached after an explosion on monday. radiation levels rose after a fire and separate reactor blast. most of the people within 30 kilometers have been evacuated. those remaining are being urged to stay indoors. above normal radiation levels have been measured in tokyo, 250 kilometers to the south. >> it tuesday's fire in reactor no. 4 and damage from explosions at the other reactor blocks pose a potentially disastrous situation. reports say pull for spent fuel rods in reactor no. 4 may have overheated and cannot be refueled -- cannot be refilled with water. workers are making a desperate attempt to pour water into the partially damaged roof u
, prompting renewed fear. meanwhile, the u.s. carrier george washington, which is stationein japan, has left the harbor south of tokyo as a precaution. >> another nuclear emergency has certainly tten the aention of the german chancellor. she says, rapid decisions are needed on the future of power in this country. and the leaders of the power plants say therefore -- there will be a panel to assess the risk on german nuclear plant. >> tuesday's meeting at the chancellery produced an agreement on the addition of a panel of experts. there will look at the implications of nuclear power. an ethics commission for safe energy supply will be tasked with assessing the risks and ranking them. >> it won't focus on current safety standards, but on identifying risks that have not been considered in the past. >> isn't it time to reassess the promises that we work with and base our standards on new, tougher premises? couldn't two catastrophe strike in germany at the same time, a flood, and an explosion? >> the goal is to make nuclear power a thing of the past quickly and aim for renewable energy. but that h
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